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February 5, 2018 5:00 pm

Comment Deadline: USDA Petition for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Cotton Genetically Engineered for Ultra-Low Gossypol Levels in the Cottonseed

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is seeking public comment on a petition it received from Texas A&M AgriLife Research seeking a determination of nonregulated status of cotton designated as event TAM66274, which has been genetically engineered for ultra-low gossypol levels in the cottonseed. The petition has been submitted in accordance with APHIS regulations concerning the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms and products. APHIS is making the Texas A&M AgriLife Research petition available for review and comment to help identify potential environmental and interrelated economic issues and impacts that APHIS may determine should be considered in their evaluation of the petition.

Members of the public may submit comments at Regulations.gov or via the Postal Service. More information is available via the Federal Register notice.